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Faculty Writing Retreat – Registration Deadline July 31

The RIC Writing Center will offer a four-day Faculty Writing Retreat, August 11-14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Writing Center (Craig-Lee 225). If you are working on a dissertation, book, article, grant application or other project that would benefit from four days of work among supportive colleagues, please contact Claudine Griggs at Snacks and lunch will be provided. The retreat is limited to 15 participants. The registration/application deadline is July 31.

Claudine Griggs

2015 Promising Practices Conference – Request for Workshop Proposals

The 2015 Promising Practices Conference, titled “The Power of Community Partnerships: Advancing Public Health and Human Rights through Education and Service,” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7. Focus is innovative ways to improve health and human outcomes through public health and social work efforts. Interested faculty are invited to submit a workshop proposal. The RFP application is due Friday, Aug. 14, and can be found on the Promising Practices website: Contact conference co-chairs Stefan Battle or Carol Cummings for any questions. More information about the conference to follow.

Carol Cummings or Stefan Battle

Teenage Research Participants Needed

Researchers at Rhode Island College are seeking teenagers to participate in a study about how teenagers get along with their parents and peers. Teens must be between the ages of 13 and 16. If you are a parent and have a teen, please consider allowing your teenager to participate. If not, you may know someone who is a teen or has a teen between the ages of 13 and 16. Please pass this information on to them. Teens will be paid $75 for participating and the study will take about three hours and 30 minutes. For more information, contact us at 401-456-8368 or at

Emily Cook

Aqueducts of Portugal: A Photographic Exhibition – Through September 30

The Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at RIC, in collaboration with the Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in Rhode Island, is pleased to sponsor the photographic exhibition “Aqueducts of Portugal,” by curator of the EPAL Water Museum in Lisbon and photographer Pedro Inácio. The 14-panel display of the ancient “water bridges” of Portugal will be available for viewing off the main lobby of the James P. Adams Library during normal operating hours, now until September 30. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Marie Fraley, director of the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies

Student Union Cafe Seating Area

Looking for a cool, quiet space to study, take a break or escape the heat? The Student Union Café Seating Area is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. all summer long, featuring computers, printer, copy machine, internet access and 50-inch screen TV.

Kristen Salemi